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Nov 1, 2013 1:00am EDT
united states and where we spend a great deal of time is our educational system, which unfortunately a lot of people malign that today. this will be discussed later, but we actually have more students overseas than any other country in our educational system. what you come here? it is not just the quality of education, but the type of education. some of the disadvantages of education globally, so many people are taught rote or talk facts. this may work very well or testing scores, and i'm not trying to diminish that at all. but i do believe that the advantage of the american style of learning, which should get more credit, is the ability to be thoughtful and critical thinking. as an employer who hired 1100 employees this year, i will tell you over 80% of our employees come from u.s. universities. we will continue to have that position. as an employer who has offices in 38 countries, the bulk of our employees come from the united states universities, and what we are looking for, people who know how to think and think creatively. >> thank you, larry. let's shift to bill. as our nation's
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Oct 31, 2013 11:00pm EDT
the foundations of civic education and human rights for the institutions of education. u.s. ap is part of the partnerships we we have made. a lot remains to be done in iraq. the road ahead will not the easy. your excellency, we assure you and the iraqi people that as a rock prepares for the 2016 elections, iraq can count on the support of the u.s. institute of peace is a partner on all levels. starting with the communities, to local councils, two dialogues. thank you. [applause] >> i would like to ask beth jones to come forward. the format today will be an introduction of the prime minister by ambassador beth jones. then the prime minister will speak. and then sit and take questions. the audience already knows this. if you have questions, perhaps he of written them out, we are not going to have time for a great number of questions, but hopefully the prime minister will find questions interesting. with that, libby turn it over. >> thank you very much. welcome to the delegation. especially welcome, it is great to be here with secretary albright. especially for this extraordinary event. i
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Nov 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
service. that is a different paradigm. i think it is going to be an educational process, changing of a culture. toby has a great system in that everybody at the cleveland clinic has one-year contracts and he can influence that. think about the large hospitals that have multiple private practitioners. even inside the university system where even the universities don't take into account quality oftentimes in the promotion and appointment process. i think it is going to be a big change and there are going to be some bumps in the road, but we must change to reward people based on quality outcomes and holding cost. we have never been charged with doing that. we just want to do as many big volume cases that are high reimbursable cases like heart, lung transplants, big surgeries. that is going to change. one of the things that i'm concerned about is when you use volume as a metric for reimbursement. it is to have a level playing field to define what the quality for parameters to use. public reporting data came out in new york, there is a lot of exporting of the difficult cases west to the c
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Nov 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
see any serious restriction of parents rights regarding the education of their children as a result of the treaties that we have ratified, as you know, the convention on the rights of a child, children and armed onflict, optional protocol children in armed conflict, i guess he? have you seen any serious restriction or violation of the rights of parents regarding the education of their children as a result of these previously senate-ratified treaties? >> i'm not aware of any. >> would you agree that the senate could ratify this in a way that protects the prerogatives of parents to reaffirm the primacy of u.s. law, just as we have in these other instances? >> it's possible that there is something that would satisfy these concerns. seeight now, do you sufficient language or should we have additional language? >> additional language with respect to the role of the committee would be helpful in addressing some of these concerns going forward. i think, also, i mentioned to senator corker, one could imagine a federalism point or reservations to deal with the federalism issue, but i think they
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Nov 2, 2013 4:00am EDT
. many of you know and many of you probably were educated in the united states. i cannot tell you how many heads of state and finance ministers throughout government, heads of state and chief executives who i need as i travel the world as a senator to go to school who participated in educational exchanges and the fulbright program, meet them everywhere. foreign ministers in saudi arabia who has been foreign minister for 30 years or more. he proudly reminds me of his education at princeton. and another showed me a photograph and said this was you and me 25, 35 years ago when i met you at a law of diplomacy school when you were a senator. many immigrants know that the american dream is not restricted to those born in america. if you go to miami, chicago, san francisco, any major city in america, you will find a community that speaks your language and understand your culture and welcomes diversity and can serve as an anchor for your next venture. it is not just the big cities. you heard it from secretary pritzker and president obama. success stories. indian manufacturers expanding plants
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Oct 31, 2013 4:00pm EDT
us at risk. so my question is whoever wants to answer my brought commentary or at least educate me in a different lesson, i'd love to have it. >> in january 1963, the communists did something they hadn't done before. they stayed and they fought and as a result, five americans were shut down. we americans were killed. kennedy sees us on the front pages of the times and says what is going on here, i thought we were winning this war? over the course of the next several months, in fact, beginning january and february, he will hear varying reports from white house officials, state department officials and military officials. giving really contradictory evidence about the state of the military campaign in vietnam. >> john foster dulles had recently died in the super air powered in chantilly, virginia was being built. the president announced he would be named dulles airport. for a while, when kennedy took over, he didn't want to name it after a crusty old warrior. there is pushback and paella decision was made to name it after dulles. you can still see the film clip of kennedy opening the
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Oct 31, 2013 12:00am EDT
have had a great education, though, if you had kept me until the end, and i want to thank you and the ranking member for your leadership. we have appreciated it and admired it in our chamber, and also chairwoman stabenow for your effort and sustained effort in getting us to this point. i feel privileged as others have said to be part of the farm bill conference committee and join those who said this is the way we should should be doing our wn congress. this is the way we are going to be able to regain the confidence of the american people, not with the rock throwing and brick throughing and the screaming, but working together in a bipartisan, bicameral way, and that is the expectation of our farmers and ranchers. the farmers and ranchers in rural communities driving colorado's $40 billion agricultural economy, it is critical that we work through our differences to complete this process. mr. chairman, if i could sum up what i heard in the nearly 0 # listens sessions we've had all across colorado on this topic, the message is very, very simple. work together to give us the certainty of
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Nov 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
health education, and labor committee that carried this bill forward through two hearings in 2009 and 2012 who carried it forward in to the markup this last year and who prepared to send to the floor. thank you, senator harkin, for your leadership. and senator tammy baldwin, who came to us with her personal story, who came to her with her experience of leadership from the house to extend the conversation here in the senate and carried on so many individual meanings. to speak to these core issues of equality and fairness and opportunity. so thank you to this bipartisan set of sponsors, and thank you to everyone who last night said yes, we should debate this issue. we should debate this issue of discrimination blocking full opportunity for millions of americans. and so shortly we'll be engaged in that debate. after the declaration of independence, we have the preamble to the constitution. this, also, is well-known to americans across the land. "we the people of the united states in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquil ifity, for most the ge
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Oct 31, 2013 10:00pm EDT
journalism," and that's what we aim to do again and again, illuminate, educate, engage on subject matters that we think are very important. they can be money in politics, climate change, the state of politics, the influence of power in america, and, like i said, the early mission was, you know, we don't -- we are reporting driven. as you look behind me, i don't know what you can see out there, but we have ten reporters in the bureau alone. we have reporters in other places as well, and, you know, we don't focus on commentary. we don't focus on a lot of local analysis. we do some of that, but mainly we focus on stories we find important, things that are in the news and report them out in a way that is unique and different that's what's happening in the rest of the media, or they can be different but important that are not getting the attention that we believe they should be getting. >> host: what do you think the status of investigative journalism is today for magazines? too many magazines that focus on opinion writing? >> guest: well, i think there's a lot less investigative repor
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
earlier about the excellence in the u.s. higher education how that has always helped us and we train more and better engineers but those days are ending. and so, our natural design advantages i think are going to be harder to come by going forward. we need those things so that we are not starting with a ten to 20% cost disadvantage. >> we talked about this in the european context it is closer to fruition. >> we have a huge business in asia growing that's probably the single largest opportunity over the next decade or so. we intend to lead that market like we do in so many others. but again i come back to the point that it's likely that a lot of those countries -- a number of those will give agreements with or without us if we don't get tpp done and we will be looking at a market that we ought to compete with. there's another 1i will move to africa because i'm kind of passionate about this. we watched the chinese really take over africa. they come in with their own financing and engineering, sometimes their own workers to take over minerals come extraction, hydroelectric power across
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Oct 30, 2013 10:00pm EDT
threat for crowding out both public and private investment in education r&d and infrastructure. over the last three years we've made real strides in reducing our deficit. we saved more than $12.5 billion. that's been unbalanced. about 70% has been from spending cut. 30% from revenue. we need to do more but we have do it, i believe, in a balanced way. we've heard from senators about the need to modernize the tax code and move toward real tax reform. while the committee can't get it done. we can move in that direction in a substantial way. making a modest cut of only 5% of the trillion dollars a year we spend through the tax code would make huge dent in the deficit. lastly, we have to don't make some reduction in direct spending. although i know that's the area taken the hardest hit. i'll insist on doing in a way that put a circle of production around around the most vulnerable and honoring our promises to seniors, veterans, and about to retirement to protect them from cuts. chairman rhode island i know, chairman muir ray. i'm glad we have come together. we need focus not on the area o
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Nov 1, 2013 2:00pm EDT
foundation of civic education, human rights, and religious moderation for the institutions of education. ip and its partners are proud of the progress we have made. we also recognize a lot remains to be done in iraq, and we see from the unfortunate tragic violence that has still cost many lives the road ahead will not be easy. you excellency, we assure and the iraqi people that as iraq prepare for the 2014 elections and faces challenges to a secure better future for the people, iraq and kept on the support of the u.s. institute for peace for a partner on all levels, starting with the community, two local councils, to international dialogue. thank you. ask theld like to ambassador to come forward. the format today will be an introduction -- come here. it will be an introduction of the prime minister i the ambassador, and in the prime minister will speak. and then sit and take questions. the audience already knows this. if you have questions, perhaps you have already written them out, we will not have time for a great number of questions, and hopefully the prime minister will fi
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Nov 4, 2013 10:30pm EST
, he pushed for equal education across the south. as a leading member of congress, chairman of the budget committee, and a white house chief of staff, he worked to advance civil rights everywhere. and as secretary of defense, he oversaw the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and opened combat positions for women. the balance between security and civil rights sends an important message to the world. and leon panetta has lived that message. at the department of defense, we work to preserve america's individual liberties as well as defend our national freedom. when the supreme court issued its decision on the defense of marriage act this summer, the department of defense immediately began working on providing the same benefits to all eligible spouses, regardless of sexual orientation. we did it because everyone who serves our country in uniform, everyone in this country, should receive all the benefits they deserve, and they've earned, and in accordance with the law. everyone's rights must be protected. this means that all spouses of service members are entitled to dod id cards, and t
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Oct 31, 2013 8:00am EDT
and to education. our work will not be complete until we insure that no one has to live with the fear of death based on his race or his age or a that is justified under stand your ground laws. i look forward to the day when every american can live knowing that the arc of justice bends toward fair and unbiased laws. i yield back. >> thank you, congressman. next up is my colleague, congressman luis gutierrez from illinois. he represents the illinois 4th district, immigration task force and leader in an effort to pursue comprehensive immigration reform. he serves on the house judiciary committee. thank you for joining us today. >> thank you, chairman durbin and ranking member cruz. thank you for the opportunity to testify on this extremely important issue. , i extend my condolences to the families who lost loved ones. ms. fulton and ms. mcbeth, i am deeply sorry for your loss, and i appreciate your presence here today, and as one dad to another, i say to mr. martin that i, too, feel your pain and thank you for being here. as a parent, i was shocked by the death of trayvon martin, and the
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2013 12:00pm EDT
plants, were educated and trained in the west, particularly in the united states. and that's the case now. hollyhock bar so hockey he was presently -- on akbar, was head of the atomic energy for iran is an mit graduate, ph.d, and his subject is the physics of nuclear power plants. the present leadership under president rouhani is very familiar with the issues that i just related. and including the detailed knowledge of the programs that iran has embarked on over the 50 years that may have -- that they have pursued nuclear energy research and development. and their position, their declaratory position is that we have no interest in nuclear weapons, although we are surrounded by nuclear weapons, although we can build a nuclear weapons but we can only build a few, and if we built them, strategically we would become even more vulnerable as a target for retaliation. so this is the declaratory policy. this is the a strategic policy. and this is buttressed by an ethical and religious view that many iranians hold, that the use of weapons of mass destruction is forbidden by the teachings of islam.
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
are investments in infrastructure, education, science, and technology. when you add in the interest of the public debt, two thirds of the budget is medicare, medicaid, and social security. that is where the money is and that is where we going to make progress in the future. host: we will go to carl in chicago, illinois on our line for democrats. caller: good morning. you are just saying something about a balance between spending and revenue. i think you have it wrong. this is where the problem is. in 2000, we had a balanced budget. republicans chose to take all of the surplus and have tax cuts. they say that we could have a war. they said it would not cost us a dime. it cost us $1 trillion. then we also had the recession. americans lost 30% of their net worth. we lost gdp. this probably comes to maybe about a couple trillion dollars. this is not about the entitlements. not that there cannot be reforms. our fiscal problem is because we did not raise the taxes to pay for these things. it is not because we were spending too much. you cannot buy a yacht and take six months off of work.
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2013 8:00am EST
that you bridge some of those handicaps of distance so kids can have access to educational opportunities, access to health care activities. so the technology in some ways takes on an even greater role. >> host: so given especially the geographical issue that you've been talking about, what's a legislative or policy issue that you're promoting here in washington? >> guest: so one of the tenets that is incredibly important that i represent is the concept of universal service, and that is the idea that all americans no matter where you live should have access to comparable and affordable telecommunications services. so as we have gone through this evolution over the last several years of going from plain old telephone service to a broadband world to an ip world, how do we insure that rural americans have access to those same services and those same applications that come across on those networks? and so that's really been a big focus for us both legislatively and certainly with the fcc, talking to them about how important it is to remain the tenets of universal service, what t
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 10:00am EST
. 2013] >> the senate committee on health, education, labor and pensions will please come to order. ago, richardars streeter, a 47-year-old truck driver from oregon was frustrated and worried. as new york times columnist nicholas kristof described this weekend, mr. schrader could not find insurance in the individual market. no insurance company would cover him. he did what people locked out of the market do, he went without care. after months of ignoring care, for areeter went in colonoscopy, he could not afford one. the only one -- the only way he could get it was from a doctor who agreed to take half payment now and half when he could afford it. he had advanced: cancer -- advanced colon cancer. his doctor said this "it was heartbreaking to see the paint on his face, the real train wreck is what people are experiencing every day because they cannot afford care." mr. streeter is the second patient the doctor had put off seeing because of a lack of health insurance and now has advanced colon cancer. he has a tough road ahead of him, but now he does not have to worry about paying for trea
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. ic one of the reasons why it's particularly hard -- i'm sitting in a room of highly educate people. everythings that on the keyboard is magic. what is the computer doing while operating? what are the underlying communications that happen between you and the provider? having a cfght on privacy and information sharing in this context that is fact-based and rash tell me. try back to fiction when they're -- but the fact so you a baseline community consumers, all of us, who don't exactly understand what we're working with makes it, again, extremely difficult. and so much of this discussion about privacy and information is being had in a meduated environment. we need people to tell us whether the information we're leaking is important or not. whether it's private or not. and some is easy. when your e-mail if it's not done legally. but there are other aspects of this that name so hard. just a way to toss it to you. we are trying to figure out what information -- getting a baseline what the information is, what it is. it's very difficult in a tech know phobic world. >> dan? i have trouble
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2013 4:00pm EDT
question is, whoever wants to answer my broad commentary or at least educate me in a different direction, i'd love to have it. >> if i could just make one point and i'm sure my colleagues will jump in. you had noted -- and i think this is a misimpression that a lot of folks have that the contractors are doing both the investigations and the adjudications and that would be a really bad system. but in fact, the adjudication is not done by the contractors. it's done by the agency that's granting the clearance. >> [inaudible] >> no. those are -- that's an inherently governmental function. it's not something we would entrust to a contractor. i believe i'm right about that. >> [inaudible] >> you're using contractors for this clearance process. to me it would seem the clearance process in and of itself is a government function, not just the adjudication but the -- >> i'll turn that over to mr. jordan. >> senator, the collection of information, the analysis is not in inherently governmental function as director kaplan said. the decision, the adjudication is an inherently government fun
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Oct 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
education funding. and what happens? well, to those, i say this. to you i say this, who i deeply respect. on the floor of the committee and off the floor of the house, what are you going to do about the approximately 17 million children with pre- existing conditions who can no longer be denied health insurance coverage e to you want to go back? do you want to say, you are no longer covered any longer? are you going to tell the parents of those kids? which one of you will stand up and tell the parents of those children the game is over, sorry, that was just a phase? >> will the german yield? >> i will. -- youuld just tell you asked a question and i will answer it. it is a false choice to say it is obamacare or nothing. there are enormous for postals, including the one i am cosponsored of. >> let me take the time back. are you serious? what you just said? are you really serious? ,fter what we have gone through after what we have gone through in the last 3.5 years? say you can sit there and you had a legitimate alternative after these years? we have gone through 44 votes, 48 votes n
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Oct 30, 2013 3:00am EDT
, they refuse to set up marketplaces and leaving millions on the table in education funding. what happens? well, for those -- here, the floor of the committee and off the floor of the house, what are you going to do about the approximately 17 million children with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied health insurance coverage. we want to go back and want to say you are no longer covered any longer. are you going to tell the parents of those kids? which one is going to stand up and tell the parents of those children that the game is over, sorry, that was just -- >> will the gentleman yield? >> yes, i will. >> i will just tell you -- where are you? >> right here. you asked a question and i'm going to answer it. it's a false choice to say it's obama care or nothing. there are numerous proposals including one that i'm a co-sponsor of -- >> i take back the time, sir. >> let me take the time back. are you serious what you just said? are you really serious? after what we've gone through and what we've gone through in the last three and a half years? have you -- you can sit
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
as i will be able to come. ine education system afghanistan, not just higher education. universities, the number that was given to me is so i don'ttuitive use it. in terms of the lower grades before you get to colleges and universities, before the taliban was driven out to the been, 900,000ave boys in afghan schools ten or so.ago now 8 million students in schools. about 3 million of those are girls. none of whom could have been educated before we got there allies.r in 2001, under the taliban were 20,000 teachers, all male. now 200,000 teachers. 60,000 of whom are women. healthcare many improved. significantlyty down. refugeeslion afghan who fled to pakistan have returned home. that 67% of the a mostan people in recent survey think that the afghan war was not worth fighting? how did that happen? the picture is much, number.tter than that i just don't believe that the american people have had a fair or fuller picture of the events in afghanistan. that the press has story. a good it hasn't missed the problems. it has missed the progress. our peoplesion that either.sn't come from it come
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Oct 31, 2013 5:00am EDT
to education, infrastructure, and finance investment that will secure our future. those three areas, taxes, medicare reforms, and budget fairness strike me as three areas where we can come together and find common ground. i look forward to working with all of you. >> thank you. cliburn.yburn -- mr. the task of this committee is to an agreement budget. while it would've been prudent to have these negotiations last summer, i am pleased that we are now beginning these important discussions. address the automatic spending cuts that are hurting our economy and undercutting important priorities like education, medical research, and national security. ation'smust put our n fiscal house in order and reduce our debt to a manageable level. there are different ways to do this. some are better than others. on the graph you see on the screens, there are two lines. the red line tops the deficit over the past six years. the blue line charts the unemployment rate over the same. -- period. down, theloyment goes deficit goes down. when unemployment goes up, the deficit goes up. the reasons for this a
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Oct 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
act in education, never cut back on rock rooms for our children or seniors. we expanded for people in need. we had ourselves financially strong. i come here and my number one goal is fix the finances. raising debt. sooner or later, someone has got to fix the debt. i hope to achieve. i'm working hard across the aisle, talking to everybody. is there a way we can move forward and fix our debt? in they became engrossed bowls since approach. it was the only thing i sought that was bipartisan. one of the first things that i saw when i got here. bipartisan, state -- state bipartisan and grew bipartisan and we couldn't get a vote. i think you're 18 people and they needed 14 and they got 11. had sixthe last time we and five agree on a financial direction for our country and couldn't get a vote on the floor? what drives me. >> let me conclude on a couple of personal nose. your wife is here in west virginia. >> my wife is now president of the state board of education in west virginia. she is back home and i try to go back home on weekends. have a beautiful place in tucker valley and we will meet
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Nov 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
does he face? caller: he has a whole bunch of issues related to education, rebuilding the jersey shore, gay marriage, that were raised in his first term. these are not completely resolved. we see him as someone who certainly could run for president in 2016. it will be interesting to watch. before he gets sucked into the 2016 whirlpool, what will he prioritize? host: and barbara buono, his challenger -- anything to add about her? caller: i think we should wait and see what she has to say about this race. she is a candidate who has a number of hallmarks of a person who democrats would ordinarily support. she is an experienced legislator. she is a high-profile woman in a state that has not elected a female democratic governor. she never not gotten support from the national party. she is someone who could lay down some interesting straight talk. host: alexander burns, a senior reporter for politico. thank you. >> taking you live to the dirksen senate office building where the senate fornes relation committee -- senate foreign considercommittee will a disability treaty that would exte
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Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm EDT
continue to lead the world in both innovation and education because of the nature of our communities and the structure and the openness with which they operate. that people will have access here because we will continue to work hard to make sure that we have the most qualified workers one of the largest consumer market in the world. this, i do not say any of with one bit of arrogance. good newsecause that for america is also good news for the world. it is good news for you and your businesses. nina the importance of the american economy in terms of driving china's economy and other economies in the world. their importance is driving other economies in the region and elsewhere. it is a principle reason why we should invest in here. it is a top priority at a level i might any before. -- unlike any before. you're sitting here in the hot -- heart of the most open economy in the world. the u.s. is the largest recipient of direct investment. manufacturing was mentioned. we have about 5.6 million total good paying american jobs contribute in close to when chilean dollars to our economy that com
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Nov 1, 2013 10:00pm EDT
the task of giving kids an equal education. -- dedicated to accomplishing the task of giving kids an equal education. they said they were going to back off of strong civil rights enforcement. i had to make a decision. do i uphold the law or back off of my principal? ini fight for what i believe or do i sacrifice my job? i lost my job. but i have never regretted the decision is standing for what you believe in. [applause] i went back to monterey and public service was still in my veins so i ran for congress and served a terms of the congress. eight terms. it was a different congress. el.er tip o'neill, bob michae we just honored tom foley the other day, speaker and a majority leader. republicans and democrats work together. toy work together to try solve the problems facing this country. yes, they had their differences. yes, they had their politics. when it came to issues affecting the country, they worked together for the common good and that's the way our democracy should work. [applause] clinton asked me then to take over the office of management and budget. the good people there h
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Nov 5, 2013 12:30pm EST
? >> guest: he has w a whole bunch of issues related to education, state teacher contracts. rebuilding the jersey shore, gay marriage, that were raised in his first term, fought out to somerm degree but not completely resolved. i think if we do view christie as someone who wants to be president or certainly could run for president in 2016 it will be really interesting to watch especially the first year of the second term before he gets sucked into the 2016 whirlpool. what he tries to prioritize to maintain the narrative he has from the first four years governing as conservative as reformer in a democratic state. >> host: barbara buono, is his challenger. anything to add to her chances. >> guest: we have to see what she says about the race after it is over. she has a candidate of haul martials of person democrats would ordinarily support. she is experienced legislator and a high-profile woman in a state that has not elect ad female democratic governor. she never got any support from the national party with the exception of the group emilys list. she can lay down some interesting straigh
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Nov 1, 2013 4:00pm EDT
be able to become to doing so. in education system afghanistan, not just higher education, but so many universities that the number of them even to me as counterintuitive so i don't use them. before you get to colleges and universities and before the taliban and was driven out, and they said they have been, 9000 now onethe schools am million. about 3 million of them are girls but none of them could have been educated before we got there with our allies. 2001, there were 20,000 teachers, all-male. there are now 200,000 teachers, 60,000 of them are women. improved., much child mortality, significantly down. 5 million afghan refugees fled to pakistan and have returned .ome is it that 67% of the american people in the most recent survey think the afghan war was not worth fighting? how does that happen? the picture is much, much better number.t i just don't believe that the american people have had a fair or more full picture of the events in afghanistan. i believe the press has missed a good story. it has not missed of the problems but it has missed the progress. the impression that o
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Nov 5, 2013 4:30pm EST
safe in our communities, and making sure that our children are well educated for the 21st century. the budget conference is absolutely important to america's future because it's how much should we invest in america's future, what should we do in terms of revenue, how do we close corporate loop -- corporate loopholes and corporate welfare, and also have them step up to their patriotic responsibility, and also what is the best way to approach the funding for this government. mrs. no doubt that we need to -- there is no doubt that we need to reduce public debt, but austerity alone is not the answer. we've seen it in europe, where, yes, they've reduced their public debt but they have not been pro-growth. the agenda that i stand for, and i know that the chair of the budget committee does and many of us on both sides of the aisle is, we not only want to reduce public debt, we also want to reduce unemployment. and we also want to reduce things like -- we want to -- like crime rates. so we need to be able to work together. my goals for the conference committee that's meeting are simple an
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Nov 1, 2013 8:00am EDT
where we are now. we will continue to lead the world. in both innovation and education because of the nature of our universities, the structure, the number, and the openness with which they operate. and i believe also people will have access here because we will continue to work hard to make sure that we have the most qualified workers and one of the largest consumer markets in the world. again, i say, i don't say any of this with one touch of arrogance. i say it because that's -- that goodness for america's also in fact good news for the world. and it's good news for you and your businesses. and you know the importance of the american economy in terms of driving china's economy and other economies in the world, and their imports now to driving other economies in their regions and elsewhere. and it's a principle reason why i believe you ought to invest here. is why president obama is making attracting job creating investment a top priority at a level unlike any before. so you are sitting here this morning, we believe, in the heart of the most open economy in the world hear the united
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Oct 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
education, never laid any teachers off, never cut back on any of our programs for our children, our seniors. we expanded programs for people in need because we had ourself financially strong. i come here, my number one goal, fix the finances, fix the finances. raising debts don't fix debts. sooner or later someone has to fix the debt. and that's what i'm hire. that's what i hope to be able to achieve. i'm working very hard across the aisle, talking to everybody, is there a way we can move forward and fix our debt? i really became, really engrossed in the bowles-simpson approach t was only thing i saw that was bipartisan. one of the first things i saw when i got here, bipartisan, stayed bipartisan and grew bipartisan and we couldn't get a vote. we were three votes short out of that committee. there was 11 people on it. they needed 14. they got 11 votes. five republicans and six democrats. when is the last time we had six and five agreed on a financial direction for our country? and couldn't get a vote on the floor. that's what drives me. >> let me conclude on a couple of personal notes. our
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Nov 5, 2013 4:00am EST
be an educational process, changing of a culture. it is a great system in that everybody at the cleveland clinic has one-year contracts. think about the large hospitals that have multiple private practitioners, or even inside the university system. even the universities do not take into account quality, oftentimes the promotion of the process. it is going to be a big change and there are going to be some bumps in the road. award peoplee to based on quality outcomes and holding costs. we have never been charged with doing that. we want to do as many big-volume cases that are high-reimbursable cases
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Oct 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
encourage higher education to be part of that. to encourage higher education to be part of that research component. and i think americans are eager to make things again. i'll bet you and i both hear the same thing over and over again, how can we have a strong economy if we don't make things? you know, you can have a strong economy, parts of the economy that don't make things but not only do you need to make things but there's something that really defines who we are in a positive way when people see americans making things that not only are heavily competitive here but are competitive all over the world and i think that's the kind of thing, senator coons, you and i are talking about, the bipartisan effort we need to make. i don't know any republicans or any democrats anywhere or any independents who said we don't need to worry about making things, don't want need to worry about a competitive economy. actually private-sector jobs should be the number-one domestic goal of the federal government today and the jobs we're talking about are a significant component of that because they lead to
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Oct 31, 2013 4:00am EDT
robust beginning farmer and rancher legislation that focuses on education and building the capacity for the future. it also does some smart things to have set asides in some of these programs to make sure a new person on the land can access those things. i would certainly encourage us to come together. we're very close on that. keep those programs in there. once again, that builds our capacity for the future. in looking at capacity for the future, the land is our truly great resource. our producers are some of the best stewards of the land. but just like in all other things, we need to give them the tools they need to preserve that land. we need to make sure that conservation title is fully funded and we look visionary on those working lands to make sure we're not making the choices for those producers. they have the right to make the choice that works best for them. but make it both economically smart and people have proven they will take advantage of that. i would like to compliment my colleague from south dakota, who has worked with us on sod saver legislation that i think is visiona
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Nov 1, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. i'm proud of my surveys and i appreciate the education and opportunities that i got from them. i know that most veterans don't want to see the tax payers abuse or money wasted, even in the va. we have this -- i want to commend mr. griffin for the work they've done. they have the report that says there was an e-mail and much one department employee said where large agency with deep pockets. this e-mail response was indicative of a large problem throughout the plant has disregarded any budgetary concerns and engage in out-of-control spending. they exercise stewardship of taxpayer dollars. that's a very disturbing report. farrisee, and attend a massive $7 trillion debt to set up a notch higher, much faster than ever before, how does this statement with deep pockets. had he think that reflects on the department? >> it's a very troubling statement, congressman. i cannot believe it reflects well. i do not believe that is the thought process today. i believe that fiduciary responsibilities are taken seriously in the policies put in place will eliminate those types of thoughts. >> well,
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Nov 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
in a room of hialeah educated people use abstract and difficult fought its but i would wager that for most of view, anything that happens beyond your keyboard is magic. where is your information going exactly? what is your computer doing when you are operating, one of the underlying communications between you and your provider? a conversation on privacy and information sharing in this context that is fact based and rational? very difficult. trying to tease out fact from fiction when there are different parties with different interests, very difficult but the fact that you have a baseline community of consumers, all of us who don't exactly what we are working with, makes it again extremely difficult. much of this discussion about privacy and information is being had in a mediated environment. we need people to tell us whether the information we are leaking is important to not, whether it is private or not. no one wants their e-mail read if it is not done legally but -- >> even if it is. >> probably right. >> other aspects of this make it so hard. particularly in the information sha
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Nov 1, 2013 6:00am EDT
money that is specifically designed for either outreach and education, so health centers hired education and outreach people as part of their outreach for health personnel. i would say it's definitely related cause to get expanded health care. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. chairman, thank you madam secretary for being here. my understanding is that a lot of the companies insurers that have been offering plans in the individual market, the ones sending out these notices, are actually repositioning themselves in the health insurance exchange to offer alternative plans. is that -- >> yes. >> and in addition to those insurers who have been in the individual market, you have a lot of other companies and insurers providing plans in health insurance market? >> that is true. >> so the way i look at this. i went to buy oriole tickets when the season was underway. they closed the window. i didn't have to go home because they opened another window a few feet away. so essentially what's happening is people are coming up on the renewal period and getting up to the window, th
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Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm EDT
the american academy of pediatric, the only counsel against handgun violation, the education fund, the newtown action alliance, moms demand action, and many, many more. they'll be included in the record without objection. i also like to say that when solicitation was set out for those members publicly listed members of al throbbing tell me their status or position on this volunteering, if they wish, that information some ask their statement be part of the record. they will at the request. those who didn't make the request will not be included. again, i don't want to create any chilling effect on participation and american politics. it's important we preserve all of our constitutional rights do so. i thought it was appropriate to find put to the member of the organization stood by the policy position that was stated. the hearing record is going to be open for one week to accept addition statements. if there no further comments from the panel or the colleagues. i thank the witnesses for attending and my colleagues for participating. the hearing stands adjourned. [inaudible conversat
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Nov 4, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> a look now at the cost of higher education. heads of universities in inyland, north carolina meet capitol hill to talk about higher education at lower cost. lawmakers are considering changes to the higher education act which is said to expire at year's end. two hours.ut >> today is the second in our series to examine post secondary education. discuss is ofill interest to policymakers -- that is innovation in higher education. we have spent time in this committee discussing the role of innovation, but much of that was focused on college affordability. while that is of paramount importance, we would like to thed this hearing examining landscape of innovations in higher education that increase student learning, engagement, and degree completion. if our nation is going to , we needore students to do more to ensure students are persisting towards and obtaining quality degrees. what can colleges and universities do to maximize learning and support? to ensure students are getting through on time, or faster and earning a meaningful credential. today's panel explores efforts and progr
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Oct 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
job creation, in energy and environmental policy, infrastructure, education, figuring out how to cause the median income of the average american to rise again which it has not been doing, to re-institute growth in the economy. he did not say this but others have said it, that the republican party needs an organization like the one that moderate democrats created after the debacles of mcgovernite liberalism, the leadership council. such an organization would develop policies and make a relevantive philosophy to ordinary people around the country and convince them that republicans have ways to make their lives better. and make the republican party the opportunity party again that jack can always wanted it to be and also the party of lincoln. there are lots of reformed republicans around. some of them are in dc and some of them are out in the states. what they need is a gathering place and a trumpet and a rallying center. the kemp foundation has the potential to be that organization. i hope you will find ways to , witht so with your time your ideas, and, yes, with your money. so now, the
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Oct 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
valuable resource. our kids. by boosting support for education including an early education initiative. the republican budget in the house results in the cutting 20% below sequester levels to that part of the budget that funds education. the office tells us the act cuts to defense and priorities result in 800,000 american fewer jobs by this time next year. we know there's smarter ways to achieve deficit reduction without economic harm. in the house, there's a balanced mix of cuts to wasteful spending and cuts to unproductive special interest tax breaks. we've been denied the opportunity to vote on that plan. finally, this committee should continue our work to reduce our long term deaf fits and shrink the debt. over the last few years, we cut the deficit by over 2 #.7 trillion excluding the sequester. three quarters of the savings come from budget cuts, one quarter from revenue. if you factor in the additional trillion dollars in savings resulting from slower than expected health care costs, which are due in part to changes in the affordable care act, the ratio of cuts to revenue is mor
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Nov 5, 2013 6:00am EST
on before. it is going to be an educational process, changing of a culture. it is a great system in that everybody at the cleveland clinic has one-year contracts. think about the large hospitals that have multiple private practitioners, or even inside the university system. even the universities do not take into account quality, oftentimes the promotion of the process. it is going to be a big change and there are going to be some bumps in the road. award peoplee to based on quality outcomes and holding costs. we have never been charged with doing that. we want to do as many big-volume cases that are high-reimbursable cases like heart and lung transplants and big surgeries and things like that. one of the things i am concerned about is when you use volume, it is a metric for reimbursement, to have a level playing field to define what the quality parameters you are going to use. one of the things, especially with toby and bill and i, with cardiac surgery, and we saw this when the recording data -- ,eally reporting data came out the cases is west of the cleveland clinic. by design or b
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system, our education system, our access to energy, could make this a platform that every country around the world wants to be in. and growth here at home. >> we will close down. thank you so much for all of thoughts. well done. [ applause ] >> tonight, on c-span. armed services committee chairman senator carl levin inlks about the situation afghanistan. followed by remarks from obama and prime minister of iraq nouri themaliki and remarks at antidefamanion league. week, michigan senator carl levin traveled to and met with president karzai. today, the senate armed services committee chairman about improvements in the country as the u.s. and prepare to remove troops from afghanistan in 2014. from the council on foreign relations. is an hour. >> welcome to the foreign relations. i'm johnathan karl. a high honor to be here with levin. introduction.s no interduck carl levin is the chairman of the senate armed services from the great state of michigan and of special interest to me, just back from a trip to afghanistan where he commanders over there and also had a one on one president karzai. i
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Nov 2, 2013 12:00am EDT
have. senator kerry was talking earlier about the excellence in u.s. higher education, how that helped us, training more and better engineers, but those days are ending. so our natural design advantages are going to be harder to come by going forward. and so we need those things, so we are not starting with a 10% cost disadvantage. >> in asia. what would it mean for caterpillar? >> we have a huge business in asia and growing. that is the single largest opportunity over the next decade or so. we intend to be that market. but again, i come back to the point that it is likely that a lot of those countries, a number of those, will do agreements with or without us. if we don't get tpp done. we will look into a market that we ought to be competing with. i'll move to africa because i am passionate about this. we watched the chinese really take over africa. they've come in with their own financing, their own engineering, sometimes their own workers to take over minerals, extraction, oil and gas, hydroelectric power across africa. i know, michael, that is on your agenda. but i am so plea
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close as i could come. the education system and afghanistan. so many of them, the number given to them is counterintuitive. so i do not use it. in terms of the lower grades, before you get to colleges and universities, before the taliban was driven out, to the extent they have been, 900,000 boys. now a million students in school . 3 million of those are girls. none of those who could've been educated before we got there with our allies. were 20,000e teachers, all male. is now 200,000 teachers. 60,000 of whom are women. health care much improved. child mortality significantly down. afghan refugees who fled pakistan have returned home. how is it that 67% of the american people recent survey think that the afghan war was not worth fighting? how did that happen? because the picture is much, much better than that number. i just don't believe that the american people have had a fair or fuller picture of the events in afghanistan. i believe that the press has missed a good story. it hasn't missed the problems. it has missed the progress. the impression that our people get doesn't come from ei
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. and he said while other countries are spending money on health care education and infrastructure we are spending unbelievable amounts on our military. do you think our military budget is sane when we are strapping our new generation with education debts that are unbelievable, what are your thoughts? guest: number one, yes, i understand what senator sanders is saying. corporations do receive credits, deductions, exclusions that could avoid -- that could result in them not having to pay their corporate income tax rate. i think one of the critical factors hopefully that congress can continue to address is corporate tax reform, in which case we could eliminate it. on defense spending, no question in my mind that additional reductions in defense spending are going to have to happen, are going to have to go forward and done in a way that focuses on strategic goals of protecting this country going forward. and yes, again, we are back to the same situation, balancing out those spending reductions, in defense, food stamps, child nutrition programs. we have to find a balance in order to stay
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